by Silvana R. Siddali From the publisher:Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts that were tearing the nation apart were also starkly evident within the state.
For most historians the focus of civilian deaths during the American Civil War centers on the border states, mainly Missouri and Kentucky, and the incessant violence and atrocities committed by guerrillas and bushwhackers on the loc... Read Post
by Glenn Dedmondt From the publisher:Flags awaken incredibly powerful and patriotic emotions. Throughout the 1860s, scores of Missouri secession flags, state guard flags, and battle flags unfurled over the ranks of men defending the... Read Post
by Christopher PhillipsFrom the publisher:William B. Napton was an editor, lawyer, and state supreme court justice who lived in Missouri during the tumultuous American nineteenth century. The highly educated former New Jerseyite bec... Read Post